Having spent time remembering, it seems natural to want to respond in some way. Take time to journal or pray, expressing your thoughts on the actions, attitudes, feelings, and interactions you’ve remembered as a part of this exercise. You might need to seek forgiveness, ask for direction, share a concern, express gratitude, or resolve to make changes and move forward. Allow your observations to guide your responses.
Beginning today, how do you want to live your life differently?
What patterns do you want to keep living tomorrow?
“Ever-present Father, help me to meet you in the Scriptures I read and the prayers I say;
in the bread I break and the meals I share; in my investments at work and my enjoyments at play;
and in the neighbors and family I welcome, love, and serve, for your sake
and that your love and peace may reign now and forever. Amen.”
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
God’s peace be yours.
Would love to hear if you've used the Examen throughout Holy Week and how you've found it.
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